Plant of the Month – April


Hemerocallis varieties

  • Plant Form: Perennial herb
  • Water Use: Low, moderate
  • Mature Size: 2-3 ft. tall x 1-3 ft. wide
  • Exposure: Full sun, part shade
  • Bloom Time: Spring (March – May),
    Summer (June – August)
  • Native to: Asia
  • Hardiness: Cold hardy to – 20°F

Daylilies may be common world-wide, but they give an impressive mix of uncommon benefits to gardeners. Their reliable flowering and lush foliage might fool you into thinking they need to be pampered, but they are cold hardy, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, low maintenance, tolerate almost any soil, provide erosion control, and perform beautifully even through hot, dry summers. Put these beauties to work for you in borders, perennial beds, pots, on slopes, or as groundcovers.

Daylilies are one of the most adaptable flowering plants in the world, with over 80,000 varieties, and more being developed every year. Sometimes discounted because they are so common world-wide, they have good reason to be embraced by so many gardeners. Besides their beauty, Daylilies are cold hardy, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, low maintenance, and happy in almost any soil, providing dependable color and lush foliage in even the hottest, driest summers. Their thick, tuberous roots not only sustain them through drought, they provide excellent erosion control by holding soil in place, even on steep slopes. Daylilies make great container plants, meeting all three goals in pots as “thrillers, spillers, and fillers” all at once with their lush, cascading foliage and tall wands of flowers. Use a mix of varieties to extend the bloom season. These versatile plants work well in shrub borders, pots, perennial beds, on slopes, as groundcovers, and in butterfly and hummingbird gardens.

Check out our “Garden Tasks” for April